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“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Another Chicago Charter School Sucks Public Money

Oct 28, 2013

Chicago Public Schools claims that Prosser High School, in the city’s Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, is overcrowded. CPS’s solution to the overcrowding is to give money to Noble Street Charters to build a charter school across the street.

Prosser had its budget cut by 1.2 million dollars this year – while the mayor proposes to give 1.3 million to Noble Street for start up costs. If that money were left with Prosser, the public school could expand, accommodating all students.

Their strategy couldn’t be more obvious: starve the public schools and force students into the charters, until public education is completely privatized.